Richmond June 1st 1819
My Dear Sir
I enclose two notes which I beg the favour of you to endorse for me & return by the first mail. I ought to have done it by the last mail but it escaped me. Two of my daughters & my grand child will leave this for Milton the first good day. what can or ought to be done to alleviate the distress of the country at the present moment? So the question asked by every man I see, but no man answers it. Will the people have such dreadful sacrifices as they are threatened with?
W. C. Nicholas
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.